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Seed IP and three of its partners recognized in 2021 edition of World Trademark Review 1000

Seed IP is proud to announce recognition in the Silver Tier of the 11th edition of World Trademark Review 1000 (WTR 1000). Additionally, partners Kevin Costanza, Marc Levy, and Russ Pangborn are listed as “Recommended Individuals” in the 2021 edition of WTR 1000 for their expertise in IP law.

In its 2021 edition, WTR 1000 states, "Seed IP is a Seattle boutique that traces its roots back 60 years and has since become synonymous with excellence in both patent and trademark practice. Its ability to serve the full IP needs of innovative companies is central to its identity; as are its tailored service and high-quality output. In Russell C Pangborn, it has one of the city’s most respected IP professionals: the former Microsoft man is a 'remarkably dedicated practitioner who is utterly devoted to the success of his clients'. 'He has an innate ability to bring people together and is a wonderful dealmaker.' Counselling is the focus of his practice; as it is for Kevin S Costanza, whose value lies in his blended patent and trademark expertise. Marc C Levy takes point on litigation and enforcement matters, but does a lot of behind-the-scenes strategic work for clients."

About WTR 1000

WTR 1000 is the definitive directory exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading trademark legal services providers. This year’s publication features more than 80 country and US state-specific chapters analyzing local trademark legal services markets and profiling the firms and individuals singled out as leaders in their respective fields. As well as illustrating the depth of expertise available to brand owners as they seek to protect their brands, the guide serves as the definitive tool to locating the best trademark partners worldwide, covering leading national and international trademark practitioners from around the globe.

Individual practitioners, law firms and trademark attorney practices qualify for inclusion in the WTR 1000 solely on receiving sufficient positive feedback from market sources. The extensive research process was conducted over a four-month period by a team of full-time analysts and involved over 1,700 telephone interviews with trademark specialists across the globe. To allow for easy navigation, the results are presented in bands – gold, silver and bronze –to reflect the depth of expertise, market presence, and level of work on which firms are typically instructed. The publication therefore serves as a one-stop source of reference for anyone seeking trademark legal services.

Nicholas Richardson, research editor for the WTR1 000, explains: “A strong brand is vital to success in today’s intensely competitive and increasingly globalized market. Trademarks are key tools through which businesses can protect the goodwill and reputation inherent in their brands and build and maintain demand for their products and services. As a result, external advisers play a crucial role in developing and implementing brand strategies for both local and international markets and in protecting these vital assets in the face of infringement. It is thus imperative to choose the best legal counsel and the WTR 1000 serves as an essential guide in today’s brand-focused economy – as well as highlighting the health of the trademark marketplace.”

Official website for WTR 1000

Seed IP profile on WTR 1000

Read more about Kevin S. Costanza

Read more about Marc C. Levy

Read more about Russell C. Pangborn

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